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Karzai poster row bodes ill for Afghanistan

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 07:26
Why ripping up Karzai portrait bodes ill for Afghanistan

Ex-New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin Gets 10 Years In Corruption Case

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-09 07:20

Nagin, who became the face of New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina, was convicted Feb. 12 of accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes and kickbacks.

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Butler-Sloss: I won't quit inquiry

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 07:16
Downing Street adds its backing as the retired judge appointed to chair a child abuse review rejects calls to "step down" over her family connection with a previous probe.

VIDEO: UK sold sarin ingredients to Syria

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 07:08
UK companies were the sole supplier to Syria of three important ingredients in the production of deadly nerve agent sarin, BBC Newsnight learns.

VIDEO: PM and Miliband trade health statistics

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 07:07
Ed Miliband calls for David Cameron to "correct the record" over hospital waiting times claims.

Minister denies benefit 'deception'

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 07:02
Iain Duncan Smith hits back at Labour claims of "deception" over Universal Credit in fiery Commons exchanges.

Loughgall inquest move criticised

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 07:01
Nationalist politicians criticise a decision by the NI Secretary to block moves for a fresh inquest into the SAS killings of eight IRA men at Loughgall, County Armagh, in 1987.

Bear attack teen 'found paw print'

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 07:00
A teenager who was mauled to death by a polar bear on an Arctic exhibition found a paw print two days earlier, an inquest is told.

What's Causing The Latest Immigration Crisis? A Brief Explainer

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-09 06:54

The number of Central American children seeking entry into the U.S. has grown dramatically. The U.N. calls it a refugee crisis, but the GOP blames administration policies for encouraging migrants.

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5,000 Years Old: Ancient Yew Tree Identified In Wales

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-09 06:53

While it's not exceptionally tall, the tree has a wide canopy. And it dates back to the era of Egypt's great pyramids.

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Deadly storms rip through eastern US

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 06:35
A wave of thunderstorms with powerful winds in northern New York have killed at least four and left more than 70,000 people without electricity.

Russia charges Ukrainian woman pilot

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 06:23
Russia charges a female Ukrainian army pilot with complicity in the murder of two Russian journalists, as Ukraine demands she be freed.

Frail 'need joint NHS and care fund'

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 06:19
Vulnerable patients should be offered their own personal health and care budgets, the NHS England boss says.

VIDEO: Action prince is new UK scuba president

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 06:14
The Duke of Cambridge has donned a wetsuit and shown off his scuba diving skills to mark his new role as the president of the British Sub-Aqua Club, after taking over from his father Prince Charles.

Defending Tour De France Champ Froome Quits Race

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-09 06:14

After falling twice in treacherous conditions on today's stage of the bicycle race, Chris Froome is forced to abandon his quest to repeat last year's victory.

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Ethiopia's 'most wanted' arrested

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 06:07
Ethiopia has confirmed it has arrested its "most wanted" person - opposition leader Andargachew Tsege, who disappeared in Yemen last month.

Picture shows lucky escape for Chilton

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 06:07
A remarkable picture emerges showing how close Marussia's Max Chilton came to serious injury during a crash at the British Grand Prix.

VIDEO: Typhoon batters Japanese islands

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 06:04
A powerful typhoon has battered the Okinawa islands, in the south of Japan, killing two people and forcing hundreds of thousands to seek shelter.

Federal prosecutors end 81 conviction win streak

Marketplace - American Public Media - Wed, 2014-07-09 06:00

A federal jury in New York found Rengan Rajaratnam not guilty of conspiracy Tuesday. While the money involved in the insider trading case was small by Wall Street standards, and Rajaratnam was not well known, the case is significant because it marks the end of an impressive win streak for federal prosecutors.

In recent years, they’ve racked up 81 straight convictions, including that of Raj Rajaratnam, the older brother of Rengan Rajaratnam. Tuesday’s verdict may signal the beginning of a period where insider trading convictions are tougher to get.

For more on the topic, click the audio player above to hear reporter Mark Garrison in conversation with Marketplace Morning Report host David Brancaccio.

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